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The High Five

Most weekdays, KERA takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking — newsy, buzzy tidbits that bring you up to speed on what's happening in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fashionable snowpeople made famous, Fantasy Snowfall League, National Food Lab-approved leftovers and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Jon Kitna takes high school math students to the endzone, Texas outdoes the nation in population growth, TNT drops Dallas Season Two secrets and more.

Texas Wind Blowout Leaves 40,000 Powerless

Dec 20, 2012
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Five stories that have  North Texas talking: Killer winds whip through DFW, @ArlingtonPD crosses state lines, Plano churns out hockey players and more.

Big Tex Home For The Holidays In University Park

Dec 19, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big Tex has his head in the spirit, a Grinch caught in Parker County, rounds of ammo deserted at Love Field and more.

Denton May Clear The Air On Smoking Ban Expansion

Dec 18, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Putting cigs out in a two-college town, a lockdown at a local  elementary school, and more

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Schools ask, “What if?”, parents and activists speak out, the DMN supports gay marriage and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sky-high piles of unused drink tickets, anti-cheer from the KERA newsroom, bids for Hostess and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Arts and Letters Live, earthquake in the Fort, legalizing marijuana in Texas -- or not! -- and more.

Collin County JP Booked Up With 12-12-12 Nuptials

Dec 12, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Weddings of the century, a cancer research agency under the microscope, memories of Ravi Shankar and more. 

How Did Dallas Bounce Back From The Great Recession?

Dec 11, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mayor Rawlings on The Takeaway, support for a new anti-abortion bill, reverse graffiti and more.

Snow Heralds Coldest Night Since February

Dec 10, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Falling temps and snowflakes, Festival of Lights, golf as South Dallas’ savior and more. 

Elegant Dallas Goes To ‘The Store’

Dec 7, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Neiman Marcus devotees, the illegality of secession, Dallas as a sinless city and more.  

Is The Texas Twang Dyin' Out?

Dec 6, 2012

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Accents going through withdraw(l), a flu Christmas, atheism in the Lone Star State and more.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Tax incentive games, Apple store heists, stolen Cowboys records and more. 

‘Best Small Town In America’ Gets Lit

Nov 30, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton lights up holiday nights, the Perot Museum lights up the Arts District, love lights up the man with with first face transplant and more.

Perry for President — Again?

Nov 29, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Triumph of the "Overly Attached Girlfriend," Powerball potential, a burlesque Nutcracker and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A free ride for the Dallas Museum of Art, Davy Rothbart finds love on Think at noon, extra days to shop and more.

Imagine Living Next To These Holiday Lights

Nov 26, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking (and that you might've missed over the looong holiday weekend): Austin 'burb goes Gangnam style, Larry Hagman keeps on giving, the Railroad Commission might get a new name and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Meatless hospitality, Ken Burns’ ‘The Dust Bowl,’ Gaza protests and more.

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Five stories North Texas is talking about: preserving the Twinkie, mourning the Midland crash, understanding Formula 1 and more.  

Could DIY Divorce Mean More Exes In Texas?

Nov 15, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New divorce rules, cheap flights, a tree made of cars and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New names for new transit lines, the Soul Repair Center opens at TCU, rape gives reason for ‘the talk’ in Highland Park and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Elmo's puppet master takes a break, KERA radio schedule pulls a do-si-do, revisiting the 'Think' interview with Petraeus' biographer and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Obama 2.0, tragedy in Greenville, Senator Wendy Davis' first target and more.

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Five ideas that have North Texas talking: Rockin’ Obama, a whole lotta Senate X chromosomes, the return of politicocktails and more. 

Five Reasons To Vote Today

Nov 6, 2012
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Why use your power? Election results parties, pleas from the past, helpful tools and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Election eve, new amusement park in Fair Park, veterans live to tell and more.

Jerome Weeks / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Magic proposed for the Arts District, voting early before it’s too late, John Hodgman’s Mac dreams and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Halloween and politics after the superstorm, domestic partner benefits in Dallas County, cracking a case with fried chicken and more.

Surviving Sandy: Four Ways You Can Help

Oct 30, 2012
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: doing our part amid the storm, updates with a week ‘til Election Day, and more.

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